Merriam-Webster is a dictionary empowered by Stewart House. He is Susannah Stewart’s buddy, guardian, and mentor. He can serve as her comforting protector when she falls into a troubled sleep and her advising familiar when she wants to be a “witchy girl.” Many times, he is her willing (instigating) companion in mischief.

He has been in Stewart House for one hundred and fifty years, reinventing himself over and over, like many of the non-human inhabitants. He cannot leave the house but can wield considerable power within its walls.

To most, he appears as a conventional dictionary, but a few, both magical and ordinary, have seen his true self.

Lover of collages, quilts, vignettes, and tone poem journals.